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Need your kerbs dropping for easy access to your property or driveway?

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Braddd Gill
Braddd Gill
17 August 2023
Fantastic company. Dave was really helpful from the beginning and answered all my questions. I had 8 kerbs dropped and i’m so pleased with the end result. Thank you.
john dawkins
john dawkins
14 August 2023
I would recommend this company to anyone. From the first phone call to the completion of the removal of 5 kerbstones and replacing with new dropped kerbstones it was done quickly and the finish was done to a high standard.
Bonnie Chan
Bonnie Chan
29 July 2023
Efficient and excellent work. They are professional.
Kieran Ursell
Kieran Ursell
22 June 2023
Great service from start to finish for my dropped kerb, Dave was quick to reply, communication great, very fast and smooth process. Would definitely recommend to others 🙂
Ayaiz Sharif
Ayaiz Sharif
14 June 2023
Very efficient, and Dave who manages process excellent
Les Pike
Les Pike
27 May 2023
Work was carried out efficiently and to the highest standard. The staff were courteous and very friendly and I would recommend this company highly.
Saadatu Ladan
Saadatu Ladan
15 March 2023
Great job! Professional, polite, and work finished in a timely manner and high standard. Definitely recommend.
Teona Highton
Teona Highton
20 February 2023
Affordable and definitely competitive prices for dropped kirbs. Would recommend 👍
RICHARD KIRKHAM
RICHARD KIRKHAM
5 January 2023
Very quick and efficient service.

We are fully licenced and insured drop kerb contractors, partnering with the local council and Highways Authority to carry out every job in compliance with all essential regulations.

In most cases you don’t need to apply for anything from the council, we take care of all of that for you. We will submit the application and you will receive an email from the council on approval.

A kerb drop is a legal requirement if you wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.

Any access onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area should have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal requirement if you intend to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Putting in a vehicle access crossover can make a huge improvement to accessing your property as well as helping to ensure people do not park across your driveway.

The law regarding the access states: If you plan to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need make these changes to your access.

If you do not, you must never drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action might be taken to stop such practice.

The pavement may need to be strengthened in front of the property, and in some cases, it may be essential for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be relocated.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Bleak Hills

Kerb drops, also known as vehicle access crossovers, are an alteration to the footpath. It involves lowering the kerb and preparing new foundations to the paving to make it possible for a car to be driven onto the front area of a property.

The work includes lowering the kerbstones and strengthening the pavement to create a ramp, and must only be performed by an authorised provider with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the necessary Public Liability insurance to comply with the local authorities regulations.

Vehicle access cross overs consist normally of 3 or 4 dropped kerbs with a tapered or transition kerb on either side. The standard maximum total width at road level for a VAC is 3.6 metres (i.e. normally 4 kerbs).

We have many years experience in putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the appropriate planning permission. We can work in conjunction with your local county council  while complying with all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for permission for kerb dropping outside your property or we can apply to your local authority in your place.

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds details of qualified operators who have gained the proper qualifications in regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is necessary for any contractor excavating a highway.

We concentrate on delivering a product that gets it right the first time. By buying high quality components, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship and customer care and we ensure that every job is carried out to the highest quality standards.

Our staff can check out your site to perform a free no-obligation survey. This allows our surfacing contractors to completely understand your needs and offer an accurate and affordable quote.

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Bleak Hills Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive growth in interest for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to create car standing at the front of their homes.

Study by home insurer Direct Line shows that off-street parking is seen by estate agents as a desirable feature which adds market value to a residential or commercial property. This, coupled with increasing parking limitations in many residential locations, has brought about planning applications  increase greatly over recent years.

However while putting in car standing space to the front of your home can add market value to your property, there are numerous things to take into consideration, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a major worry.

When you replace a front lawn with hard standing, rainwater can no longer soak into the ground. As increasingly more households take this action, the collective effect seriously increases the danger of flooding, so it’s important to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is usually required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow a car to cross the pavement. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any water pipes or cables beneath. It is in addition to ensure the new access will never be a safety hazard to other highway users.

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You can find out if you need planning permission by getting in touch with your local council (you can identify the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will depend upon your location.

If permission is given, you then you need to locate a local contractor to perform the work for you.

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have requirements that service providers must meet. Several will only allow you to use their endorsed contractors, while others allow you to use your own, provided that they are accredited to the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and hold public liability insurance. In this case, there may be an additional charge for highway assessments by the council.

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However first it’s worth verifying if consent is likely to be given. Below is a list of considerations. If any among these criteria is not met, planning permission is probably to be denied:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle fully on your property.
  • The kerb needs to be at minimum 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking spot is in front of a door or garage.
  • The parking area should be at least 2.4 m wide.
  • The proposed access to your property should be more than 10m away from a road junction; 15m away from busy junctions or on primary roads.
  • It has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this is dependent on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to take the excess surface water.
    The removal of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The incline from your home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the home owner must agree to the kerb being dropped; for instance, a renter can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Bleak Hills & Ladybrook, Mansfield, Sutton Forest Side, Dalestorth, New Cross, Sutton in Ashfield, The Park, Ravensdale, Cox Moor, Harlow Wood

We Install Driveways Too!

If you need a dropped kerb you probably need a driveway too.
We can give you a quote for:
Resin Drives
Tarmac Drives
Concrete Drives
Block Paving Drives
Imprinted Concrete

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Q and A’s

Prices will vary depending on your location, width of pavement, the number of kerbs to drop and if you want to extend an existing dropped kerb. Some councils and contractors offer an extended dropped-kerb free of charge, while others charge up to £1800. The job typically takes about one to two days.

Highways Act 1980, Section 184 makes it an offense to drive a vehicle over a footway or verge where there is no vehicle crossing. They allow for the vehicle to cross the public pedestrian footway.

A driveway with an average length will require you to lower five of the kerb sections. You will need to obtain permission from your local Council as highway authority, assuming that the Council owns the road and footpath. The Council may refuse to grant permission as either a roads authority or a planning authority, or both.

A dropped kerb is a sloped area that the vehicle crosses between the road and the property’s front. It’s often a driveway that has a droppedkerb.

Obstructing a drop kerb with a vehicle is an offense. It can be enforced by the police or local council. As absurd as it might sound, you can receive a PCN to park across your own dropped-kerb.

Parking across a dropped curb is a parking offense that can lead to a Penalty Fee Notice. This means that if you park on top of a dropped brick, you are guilty of an offence.

Adding a spot for a car will undoubtedly bring extra value to your property, but the amount will naturally depend on whereabouts you live. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete an application.

The distance between the entrance of a junction or sharp corner, and the proposed vehicular entry must not exceed 10 meters. The vehicle must not be parked within 10 metres of any road or pavement.

Planning permission is usually required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow a car to cross the pavement. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables underneath

Dropped kerbs are required for vehicles that will be driven over the footway to your driveway from a highway. You must have a dropped kerb in order to drive your vehicle over the footway. If you do, you will be in violation of the law. Enforcement action may be taken to stop you from doing so.

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